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Cape soccer finishes preseason with Appo

Open season with Seaford Sept. 10
September 7, 2019

The Cape soccer squad closed out its preseason with a 2-0 scrimmage loss to Appoquinimink Sept. 3 at Legends Stadium.

“We knew that playing Appo would give us a strong look at our guys playing against a state championship-caliber team,” said Cape head coach Patrick Kilby. “There were plenty of positives that we pulled from this matchup. We didn’t give up any goals in run of play, we were pretty proficient at cutting the field in half defensively, and our guys can match up physically against anyone in the state. We still need to play faster. We still need to work harder when losing the ball. Our fitness level is good, but theirs was better, and we need to work on target play with our strikers. We need our high targets to be able to hold possession with pressure on their backs. If they can hold the ball a few seconds longer, we will be able to get numbers forward.”

The Cape coach did have kudos for his team for its preseason play.

“All in all, it has been a very productive preseason,” he said. “Our guys are ready. We have a week until we open at Seaford, so we have plenty of time to address areas of need. We have a very positive environment in the program. I think they are excited to start playing in real games.”

Cape will travel to Seaford Tuesday, Sept. 10, for a Henlopen Conference matchup with the Blue Jays.